It’s time again when Florida’s student filmmakers are given the opportunity to showcase their own movies and commercials to a crowd of top industry professionals and hundreds of fans at the one of a kind awards show that will take place at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. The winning entry will also receive a cash award for their work through the Student Showcase of Films (SSOF).
For students to get started on this quest, the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, has announced the official ‘Call for Entries’ for SSOF’s 2014 competition. Film students enrolled in Florida high schools and colleges are encouraged to submit their entries online no later than Thursday, January 27, 2014 for the chance to compete in what is Florida’s largest student film competition.
Follow this link to submit your entry: http://indee.tv/index/?festival=pbiff2014 or Follow the PBC Film & Television Commission on Facebook. The Student Showcase of Films has launched a new digital submission process that is more convenient than ever. To enter through the online application program, view the awards breakdown and official rules and regulations, students are encouraged to visit pbfilm.com/studentshowcaseoffilms.cfm.
$10,000 in scholarships and awards will be given in six film categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Commercial/PSA, Music Video, and an Audience Award, in addition to a screenwriting and poster competition. Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the festival also awards an annual scholarship bearing his name, plus a Sara Fuller Scholarship through Film Florida.
Films are judged by top industry professionals and competition finalists are honored at a sizzling live awards show for more than 700 attendees from around the state. Winning student films will also be screened in their entirety on the “big screen” at the students’ own premiere during PBIFF, April 3-10, 2014. This program is funded by the PBIFF, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the Palm Beach County’s Office of Economic Sustainability and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office) Oct. 2013